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    Naval Lessons from Ukraine/Russia

    I'm not overestimating the state of the fleet, but I think we differ on the risk estimation. We certainly differ on our communication style. However I have more of a tactical picture right now and don't have a full fleetwide view as much as I would like. I'll defer to your experience.
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    Naval Lessons from Ukraine/Russia

    Moskiva is a long way from the condition of our ships. Particularly as they started a refit and never finished it. It was basically sailing without having had a DWP in about 8 years, without propery trained technicians and without a professional crew. And it is older then our ships by about...
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    AOR Replacement & the Joint Support Ship (Merged Threads)

    Just yanking your chain my friend. I agree with you. Proper amphib or none at all.
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    AOR Replacement & the Joint Support Ship (Merged Threads)

    LMAO... the salty RCN has spoken.
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    AOR Replacement & the Joint Support Ship (Merged Threads)

    The needs analysis. RCN needs 3 AOR's to keep a standing task group. One at high readyness with the task group, one on the road to high readyness, and one in a docked work period getting fixed up. We get 2 RCN AOR's and 1 rental. That was the political calculus result, not ideally what the...
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    AOR Replacement & the Joint Support Ship (Merged Threads)

    I don't mind RDIMS, but I can understand if you don't have access or it's a different server how it can be irritating. As far as building more AOR's, Canada doesn't build a navy for someone else's requirements, we build one for our own. We aren't Belgium. Maybe we should be but that's not...
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    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    I was looking for the facepalm emoji and there isn't one on the quick links. So I laughed at this instead. Well played!
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    Reconstitution

    I manage technicians all day. Tech's need the why most of the time because often they can give you a better way to achieve the goal. When you develop a good relationship they stop asking why, because they are either smart enough to know already (because you briefed them previously the Situation...
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    Reconstitution

    Organizational discipline is a leadership failing not a failing of the individual. But frankly I disagree. We're seeing different discipline issues. Less fistfights, less drunken disorderlies, less AWOL. More insubordination, training failures (behavioural related not skill related) and...
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    Naval Lessons from Ukraine/Russia

    Some lessons learned from the Ukraine/Russia conflict discussed... most of the stuff is self evident but confirmatory. War in Ukraine: Western Navies See Lessons from Strategic to Tactical Levels - Naval News
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    New Canadian Shipbuilding Strategy

    OMG that's an amazing pull of a reference. I have read it, but didn't realize I internalized that image until you just pointed it out. That book was so visceral at times I was actually sick to my stomach.
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    New Canadian Shipbuilding Strategy

    Just finished mine warfare CRR today. Our CO was on Vancouver off the coast of Libya when the HMS went hot on a mine. The ship stood off 6km from the mine and they brought in a UK team to destroy it. The mine exploded and the entire ship shook, from 6km away. So yah, heavyweight torps do...
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    New Canadian Shipbuilding Strategy

    The focus seems to be on getting the sensor and helicopter working properly, then you can use the helo as the main ASW weapon.
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    Australia to become major hub for US submarines

    Guilty. I read and listen to a lot of futurists and geopolitical analyists. Zeihan is the only major one who speaks about Canada regularly. I don't agree with everything he says but his past analysis is pretty good on where we've been.
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    Australia to become major hub for US submarines

    I've been doing a lot of research on this. Historically Canada would call the US the first sign of an international problem. We could have been a security free rider but instead we called the President and said basically "How can we help". This was the height of the peacekeeping years more...
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    New Canadian Shipbuilding Strategy

    I'm going to put this answer in my favourites. Good post!
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    New Canadian Shipbuilding Strategy

    This is one of the challenges in building the new Ammo Jetty on the West coast. Their NEQ numbers (basically how many kg of explosives for those who don't know that acronym) the jetty can take is restricted by how close they build it to the edges of the base. There is a subdivision not to far...
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    New Canadian Shipbuilding Strategy

    UESO here... Reloading missiles takes only a few hours if the weather is nice, and a good portion of that time is flipping the ship. If you have two cranes you can do missiles and torps concurently and it takes about 6 -8 hours. The limiting factor is crane operations IMHO. Good operator...
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    New Canadian Shipbuilding Strategy

    Tried it and discarded it. The 280's had such a device and it was deemed to risky to reload a VLS at sea. To much chance of a misalignment from what I understand leading to a restrained firing or just damage to the missile canister.
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    New Canadian Shipbuilding Strategy

    Pretty much exactly as things are. JSS is designed to carry missiles to reload VLS, and has the crane to do it as well, but it needs to be at anchor or alongside to do it safely. Certainly not as sea. Way to dangerous.
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